Monday, November 12, 2007
According to a new Injury Prevention Journal study, 190 online auctions contained, or were suspected to contain, a recalled children's item.
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The study monitored eBay for 30 consecutive days for the presence of 141 child and infant products that had been recalled.
All of the items were recalled between 1992 and 2004 and researchers used the site's search function to hunt for the items.
In its own search, ABC News found 10 recalled items in only a few minutes.
eBay said that they link to the CPSC's recall list, but that it is not feasible to block such sales across the board.